Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

Top albums CSPC

Albums Ranking – CSPC – Overall sales

This list is about the most successful albums of all time (understand “which have generated the most sales”). The figures are given in EAS (equivalent album sales).

Please keep in mind that some artists are missing, because their analysis has not been done yet. The complete list is available here. Sales figures reflect the value as collected at the time of the artist’s respective articles while streams are updated daily. Albums from unstudied artists which gained significant streams are listed but miss the sales component.

 

 

 

 

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In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

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#CoverAlbumSales*StreamsTotal CSPC
Studio AlbumsOther LPsPhysical SinglesDigital SinglesEASDaily Increase
12121
Adele
30,380,000
(06/21/22)
2,851,00033,000
(110,000)
8,865,000
(59,100,000)
7,513,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 3,940
LD: 4,210
49,642,000
2ChristmasChristmas
Michael Bublé
11,600,000
(03/02/22)
1,384,0000
(0)
645,000
(4,300,000)
3,345,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 820
LD: 10,600
16,974,000
3UpUp All Night
One Direction
6,250,000
(05/14/17)
2,745,00017,000
(57,000)
2,280,000
(15,200,000)
3,108,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,150
LD: 1,520
14,400,000
4BornBorn This Way
Lady Gaga
6,725,000
(12/22/20)
468,00087,000
(290,000)
4,224,000
(28,160,000)
1,908,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,090
LD: 5,520
13,412,000
5++ (Plus)
Ed Sheeran
5,455,000
(10/29/21)
629,00019,000
(63,000)
2,411,000
(16,080,000)
3,969,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,010
LD: 860
12,483,000
6MyloMylo Xyloto
Coldplay
6,315,000
(06/07/21)
405,00016,000
(45,000)
2,561,000
(17,070,000)
2,536,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,100
LD: 1,160
11,832,000
7TalkTalk That Talk
Rihanna
3,865,000
(06/02/21)
72,00023,000
(75,000)
4,016,000
(26,770,000)
2,930,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,300
LD: 1,260
10,906,000
8TakeTake Care
Drake
3,345,000
(07/02/21)
01,000
(1,000)
3,071,000
(20,470,000)
4,309,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,600
LD: 1,700
10,725,000
944
Beyoncé
3,215,000
(07/16/22)
262,0004,000
(13,000)
2,940,000
(19,600,000)
3,114,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 890
LD: 780
9,535,000
10StrongerStronger
Kelly Clarkson
1,830,000
(05/23/18)
373,00012,000
(40,000)
2,574,000
(17,160,000)
932,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 340
LD: 360
5,721,000
11UnderUnder The Mistletoe
Justin Bieber
2,755,000
(04/27/22)
014,000
(40,000)
711,000
(4,740,000)
1,435,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 420
LD: 3,860
4,915,000
12Love?Love?
Jennifer Lopez
1,180,000
(06/24/18)
189,00018,000
(60,000)
1,848,000
(12,320,000)
1,646,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 730
LD: 1,000
4,881,000
13FemmeFemme Fatale
Britney Spears
1,680,000
(04/28/19)
116,0000
(0)
2,139,000
(14,260,000)
902,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 360
LD: 350
4,837,000
14GoodbyeGoodbye Lullaby
Avril Lavigne
1,650,000
(02/10/18)
018,000
(60,000)
1,590,000
(10,600,000)
1,096,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 430
LD: 450
4,354,000
15NothingNothing but the Beat (Ultimate Edition)
David Guetta
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,317,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,317,000
16Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Amy Winehouse
3,300,000
(07/19/19)
71,0000
(0)
167,000
(1,110,000)
492,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 170
LD: 150
4,030,000
17WastingWasting Lights
Foo Fighters
2,525,000
(10/10/17)
200,0003,000
(10,000)
435,000
(2,900,000)
689,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 220
LD: 230
3,852,000
18WhenWhen the Sun Goes Down
Selena Gomez & The Scene
1,190,000
(03/22/21)
83,0003,000
(10,000)
1,074,000
(7,160,000)
1,376,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 940
LD: 910
3,726,000
19HouseHouse Of Balloons
The Weeknd
180,000
(07/03/22)
1,024,0000
(0)
451,000
(3,010,000)
1,958,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,150
LD: 1,770
3,613,000
20HereHere and Now
Nickelback
2,250,000
(06/28/17)
118,0000
(0)
435,000
(2,900,000)
600,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 180
3,403,000
21I'mI'm with You
Red Hot Chili Peppers
2,230,000
(03/29/18)
34,0003,000
(10,000)
251,000
(1,670,000)
484,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 160
LD: 120
3,002,000
22TorchesTorches X (Deluxe Edition)
Foster The People
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,605,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,605,000
23UnbrokenUnbroken
Demi Lovato
770,000
(10/09/18)
01,000
(3,000)
884,000
(5,890,000)
924,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 310
LD: 270
2,579,000
24WatchWatch The Throne (Deluxe)
JAY-Z
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,394,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,394,000
25MyMy Head Is An Animal
Of Monsters and Men
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,099,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,099,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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futiledevices

why “red (taylor’s version)” isn’t included

Ultimate

In Page 5, in Digital Singles Sales

The likes of Maroon 5 and Eminem numbers are increasing while Lady Gaga and Adele are still the same. Taking note that they which are supposed to be top 2 in the first place. The update supposed to be all of such lists.
Can the admins answer this question?

Jazz

Adele and Lady Gaga are both increasing. A few years back Adele was at 80 million, Gaga was at 60 million. Now Adele at 102 and Gaga 77. Eminem and Maroon 5 just have better streaming figures.

Paviurso

Why is Adele’s 30 not among the albums with the most pure sales? if they have even given it a Guinness World Record for selling 5M of pure units in 2021

Yefersonc_28

Actualicen a billie

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